this is r t today at the top. flames already arrived in moscow within the last ready for a red square spectacular to set off an epic journey across the twenty fourteen winter games host country of course we're following its progress live for you again this hour. covering two other shorey is the other stories that shape this week the u.s. government shutdown and a looming default threaten to severely damage the country's economy sending shivers down the spine of international lenders. the netherlands demands that russia stop the prosecution of greenpeace activists for piracy while moscow insists the protesters attempt to scale an oil rig posed a threat to the crew and the environment. and u.s.